How BridgeAI can help

BridgeAI offers comprehensive funding and support solutions to businesses in priority sectors, facilitating the adoption of AI through a range of offerings. With a focus on bridging the AI divide between the supply and demand side of the ecosystem, BridgeAI enables businesses to harness the power of AI technologies to drive innovation and growth.
Supporting

Offering funding

Supporting

Offering funding, support, and guidance to businesses and organisations to drive innovation and progress.

Up-Skilling

Enhancing your skills in AI

Up-Skilling

Enhancing your skills in AI through expert support, cross-sector knowledge, and training opportunities.

Connecting

Knowledge Transfer

Connecting

Connecting you with AI experts and peers, helping you navigate the rapidly evolving world of AI and stay ahead of the curve.


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  • Funding
    Funding Support
    • BridgeAI Funding: Up to £100m in funding is available for AI initiatives that are ethical and innovative. Check out the latest opportunities for funding through Innovate UK. 
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: For over 45 years this Innovate UK Business Connect programme has been helping businesses innovate for growth by accessing the UK’s world-leading knowledge base, designed to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations between the working and learning worlds. 
    • BridgeAI Events: Get comprehensive support to help you navigate the funding landscape through our informative events. Connect with innovative businesses and build collaborations and consortia for successful project finance and grant applications. Delivered by Innovate UK Business Connect. 
    • Innovation Vouchers: Get de-risked investment into new technologies that address real-world business challenges with the Hartree Centre (STFC)’s £15k and £5k Innovation Vouchers. These vouchers are designed for organisations who are looking to gain access to expert technical support in AI and data science to explore the benefits of integrating AI into your operations.
    • High-Performance Computing Voucher: Get a £5k voucher through the Hartree Centre (STFC) to access the high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure service where you can run complex simulations and calculations faster than using their in-house systems.
  • Technical and business expertise
    Cross-sector knowledge
    • Innovation Vouchers: Get de-risked investment into new technologies that address real-world business challenges with the Hartree Centre (STFC)’s £15k and £5k Innovation Vouchers. These vouchers are designed for organisations who are looking to gain access to expert technical support in AI and data science to explore the benefits of integrating AI into your operations.
    • FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme: Join the FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme to support your AI startup or scaleup in the UK with access to technical and business expertise, and an experimentation space to develop responsible, ethical, and desirable AI and ML deep-tech solutions delivered by the Digital Catapult.
    • Independent Scientific Advisors: Empower your expertise by joining the Innovate UK BridgeAI team as an Independent Scientific Advisor. Collaborate with leading organisations, influence AI adoption, and be part of groundbreaking AI initiatives.
    • Expert Working Groups: Collaborate with industry, academia, and government stakeholders to increase adoption and become part of the UK’s world-leading AI industry. Play a critical role in driving a shared strategic vision for the future through this initiative delivered by Digital Catapult.
    • AI Labs:Your path to AI adoption. Embark on a transformative journey into the world of AI with AI Labs. Dive deep into the latest AI trends, technologies, and best practices across various industries. From enlightening keynote presentations to engaging panel discussions, AI Labs offers invaluable insights to guide organisations in adopting AI strategically, delivered by Innovate UK Business Connect.
    • The Turing Way Practitioners Hub: Join the community-led open-source programme by The Alan Turing Institute aimed at supporting you in developing skills and expertise in data science and AI through cross-sector engagement, knowledge exchange, and strategic collaboration.
    • AI Standards Hub: Discover the latest in responsible AI governance and knowledge sharing through the Alan Turing Institutes’ AI Standards Hub. Join the training events and workshops to develop your skills in AI standardisation and tackle sector-specific challenges.
    • AI and Data Science Mentoring Support: Unlock the power of AI and Data Science with mentoring support. Gain direct access to a network of data science and AI experts, including researchers from The Alan Turing Institute, to delve into the latest science and technology implementations. 
    • Independent Scientific Advisors: Empower your expertise by joining the Innovate UK BridgeAI team as an Independent Scientific Advisor. Collaborate with leading organisations, influence AI adoption, and be part of groundbreaking AI initiatives.
  • AI Ethics
    Governance & Regulation
    • Assessing and Mitigating Bias and Discrimination in AI: Take a 30-hour self-paced e-learning experience for data scientists and machine learning practitioners. Learn about multiclass classification, regression, recommender systems, and clustering tasks to promote AI fairness through this Alan Turing Institute course.
    • Introduction to Transparent Machine Learning: Implement transparent machine learning systems and processes in a real-world setting and contribute to the wider goal of promoting responsible AI with this free and open-source self-paced e-learning course delivered by The Alan Turing Institute.
    • Operationalising Ethics in AI: Incorporate ethical AI principles into your organisation’s systems design process with this self-paced e-learning course, available in two levels – Intermediate and Expert delivered by The Alan Turing Institute.
    • FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme: Join the FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme to support your AI startup or scaleup in the UK with access to technical and business expertise, and an experimentation space to develop responsible, ethical, and desirable AI and ML deep-tech solutions through the Digital Catapult.
    • How Data Lies: Gain practical, actionable support to identify and address data issues, while becoming a responsible data scientist. Earn up to 40 hours of independent user level certification from The Alan Turing Institute. 
    • AI Standards Hub: Discover the latest in responsible AI governance and knowledge sharing through the Alan Turing Institutes’ AI Standards Hub. Join the training events and workshops to develop your skills in AI standardisation and tackle sector-specific challenges. 
  • Self-paced e-learning courses
    AI Adoption workshops
    • The Hartree Centre Training Portal: Access a variety of self-paced, virtual courses through the Hartree Centre (STFC) with live sessions including topics such as AI and Modelling and Data Science.
    • Discover Digital Transformation: This six-part series will help your business explore digital, data-driven, and AI technologies to decide what is right for your industry. You’ll build an action plan to help your business take advantage of digital technologies delivered by the Hartree Centre (STFC).
    • Assessing and Mitigating Bias and Discrimination in AI: Take a 30-hour self-paced e-learning experience for data scientists and machine learning practitioners. Learn about multiclass classification, regression, recommender systems, and clustering tasks to promote AI fairness through this Alan Turing Institute course.
    • How Data Lies: Gain practical, actionable support to identify and address data issues, while becoming a responsible data scientist. Earn up to 40 hours of independent user level certification from The Alan Turing Institute. 
    • Introduction to Transparent Machine Learning: Implement transparent machine learning systems and processes in a real-world setting and contribute to the wider goal of promoting responsible AI with this free and open-source self-paced e-learning course through The Alan Turing Institute.
    • Operationalising Ethics in AI: Incorporate ethical AI principles into your organisation’s systems design process with this self-paced e-learning course, available in two levels – Intermediate and Expert through The Alan Turing Institute.
    • AI Adoption Workshops & Toolkits: Accelerate your journey towards digital transformation and AI adoption and gain digital, data and investment readiness with a range of resources and online expert support for AI adopters, startups, and investors delivered by Digital Catapult.
    • Expert Working Groups: Collaborate with industry, academia, and government stakeholders to increase adoption and become part of the UK’s world-leading AI industry. Play a critical role in driving a shared strategic vision for the future through this initiative delivered by Digital Catapult.
    • Ignite Labs x BridgeAI: Embark on a comprehensive 6-week AI journey with Ignite Labs x BridgeAI. From panel sessions with industry experts to immersive workshops, gain a deep understanding of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the world of AI, and learn how to apply them to your own business, delivered by Innovate UK Business Connect. 
  • Toolkits
    Guidebooks
    • AI Adoption Workshops & Toolkits: Accelerate your journey towards digital transformation and AI adoption and gain digital, data and investment readiness with a range of resources and online expert support for AI adopters, startups, and investors delivered by Digital Catapult.
    • A Beginner’s guide to AI for business transformation
    • Turing Commons: Learn how the ‘Turing Commons’ can guide you in designing, developing, and using data-driven technologies responsibly. Explore free and open-source guidebooks through The Alan Turing Institute with distinct skills tracks for researchers or those interested in responsible research and innovation, Public engagement, or AI Ethics and governance.
    • The Turing Way Handbook: Discover The Turing Way Handbook on data science, an Innovate UK BridgeAI programme resource. The project offers a series of openly developed online guides that share over 300 chapters on best practices and skills for reproducible, ethical, collaborative, and inclusive data science and artificial intelligence.
  • Experimentation space
    Access to high-powered computing
    • FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme: Join the FutureScope BridgeAI Acceleration Programme to support your AI startup or scaleup in the UK with access to technical and business expertise, and an experimentation space to develop responsible, ethical, and desirable AI and ML deep-tech solutions delivered by the Digital Catapult.
    • Ignite Labs x BridgeAI: Embark on a comprehensive 6-week AI journey with Ignite Labs x BridgeAI. From panel sessions with industry experts to immersive workshops, gain a deep understanding of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the world of AI, and learn how to apply them to your own business, delivered by Innovate UK Business Connect.
    • High-Performance Computing Voucher: Get a £5k voucher through the Hartree Centre (STFC) to access the high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure service where companies can run complex simulations and calculations faster than using their in-house systems.
  • Networking
    Challenge-led partnership building and collaboration
    • Expert Working Groups: Collaborate with industry, academia, and government stakeholders to increase adoption and become part of the UK’s world-leading AI industry. Play a critical role in driving a shared strategic vision for the future through this initiative delivered by Digital Catapult.
    • Ignite Labs x BridgeAI: Embark on a comprehensive 6-week AI journey with Ignite Labs x BridgeAI. From panel sessions with industry experts to immersive workshops, gain a deep understanding of the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in the world of AI, and learn how to apply them to your own business, delivered by Innovate UK Business Connect. 
    • The Turing Way Practitioners Hub: A forum for cross-sector engagement, knowledge exchange and strategic collaboration with organisations across different sectors. Participating organisations will join efforts in building a shared understanding of open science, reproducibility, accessibility, and research ethics, promoting quality, rigour and integrity in the UK’s data science and AI research.
    • Independent Scientific Advisors: Empower your expertise by joining the Innovate UK BridgeAI team as an Independent Scientific Advisor. Collaborate with leading organisations, influence AI adoption, and be part of groundbreaking AI initiatives.
    • AI and Data Science Mentoring Support: Unlock the power of AI and Data Science with mentoring support. Gain direct access to a network of data science and AI experts, including researchers from The Alan Turing Institute, to delve into the latest science and technology implementations. 
    • Innovation Exchange: The cross-sector programme, delivered by Innovate UK Business Connect, connects companies with specific AI and ML challenges to innovators who are already working on the solutions. 
    • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships: For over 45 years this Innovate UK Business Connect programme has been helping businesses innovate for growth by accessing the UK’s world-leading knowledge base, designed to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations between the working and learning worlds. 

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